Mark Naison: For me, anti-racism was something I wanted to live in real time and space with real people, not just pursued as an abstract principle, and I wanted my anti-racism to connect me to Black people rather than separate me from them.
Rankism, a term coined by physicist, educator, and citizen diplomat Robert W. Fuller, is used to describe "abusive, discriminatory, or exploitative behavior towards people because of their rank in a particular hierarchy". According to Fuller rank-based abuse underlies many other phenomena such as bullying, racism, sexism, and homophobia.
Diana Rubio: When I first saw a photograph of Cesar Chavez, I couldn’t stop staring. This hero, whose rallying call, “¡Si, se puede!” echoed across the country, looked like my father: dark skin, dark hair, a man with courage and resilience etched on his face.
Nia Malika-Henderson: African American women are a powerful force at the polls, leading in voter turnout among all women but are more vulnerable to health problems and violence than other group.
Rev. Irene Monroe: The abortion issue is the Religious Right’s ploy to hide their misogyny and homophobia cloaked as a moral imperative to protect the unborn fetus.
Steve Hochstadt: Many local whites did business at Norvell’s Shoe Repair, but did not challenge the system that kept the Norvells out of local restaurants.
Steve Mikulan: If Texas is, as Perry claims, luring so many jobs away from other states, that doesn’t make him a job creator – only a job thief.
Rev. Irene Monroe: The prevailing thought today in the area of urban development and city planning is that if you want to revitalize a decaying city and get rid of its urban plight you create gayborhoods.
Bill Londrigan: This first effort to organize VW just hit a speed bump. The workers will soon realize they have been lied to and in a year from now the workers will realize they made a big mistake.
Sikivu Hutchinson: There is little mainstream feminist discourse linking black women’s historical erasure with their criminalization; no women’s rights outrage over how the disfigurement of black women’s image buttresses mass incarceration.
Manuel Criollo: It is our job as a racial and social justice movement to provide the most radical, structural, and concrete answers and policies that will be required if we have any real hope of liberating Black and Latino communities suffering the most systematic forms of economic, social, and racial oppression.
Murdering Black Children: By focusing on the racism of the shootings, we may overlook less overt racism that is more insidious.
Asian American Stereotypes in Media: It’s about time Asian American stories get told, and not just to benefit Asian Americans.
Laphonza Butler: Let’s try to figure out where wages would be if we had set a minimum wage with inflation back when we first passed the minimum wage.